Halloween didn’t happen; earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes did

Thank you to my commenters for weighing in on what the captain and I should dress up as for our party last night. We never went! In the late afternoon, he started to get a sore throat and was not feeling too good. Since I was recovering from tonsillitis, we thought it best not to spread our germs to friends and others in case he was coming down with the same thing. He seems to be feeling better today; a a quiet evening at home and a good night’s sleep was most likely what he needed more than partying and staying out late. He’s very healthy whereas I seem to get lots of upper respiratory things, prob due to chronic asthma. I really wanted to go as the Captain and MaryAnn! Oh well, there’s always next year, but he might not be here…

I’m making a healthy Veggie Lentil Soup for dinner tonight. It’s pretty easy. Just sauté some onions, celery, carrots in a little veg or olive oil. When they become fragrant, add about 4-6 cups water and 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils. I always rinse lentils first to clean off any dirt, etc. Let it simmer for about an hour, add some broccoli florets and continue cooking until they attain the degree of doneness that you like. I usually use my immersion blender for about half of the soup, I like the rustic piecey part too. I’ll serve with a (not homemade this time) sourdough bread.

Hurricane Sandy
My son’s been in San Francisco for a few days and was supposed to get back to the east coast Monday night. That was not gonna happen, so he changed his flight to tonight, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen either, as he was flying in to New York and I’ve heard that 5000 flights have been cancelled. I’ve texted and emailed him; haven’t heard back, so I’m on mom high alert until I know everything’s OK.

With this superstorm and the earthquakes and tsunamis on the west coast, I’m beginning to freak out! What’s going on? Is this the beginning of the end? Should we load up on hair supplies and Jolen facial bleach? I’m glad I got my roots done on Friday; I’ll be OK for a few weeks. We’re running a little low on toilet paper, that would not be good to run out of that!  I hope everyone is safe back there and up there.